MEET THE TEAM

Jud Damon

Having served 26 years as a collegiate athletics director, Jud Damon has achieved an impressive and rare blend of athletics leadership in his career. Following a hall of fame athletic career as an All-Ivy League pitcher and captain of the University of Pennsylvania baseball team, Damon has served as an athletics administrator or coach at every level of collegiate athletics – NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, and NCCAA – in addition to experience in professional baseball front office management (with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos) and teaching and coaching at the prep school level.

 

He is currently the director of athletics at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., where he has led the Saints athletics programs to successes both on and off the field. He has focused on student-athlete academic achievement, fundraising, community involvement, facility enhancement, and the provision of an outstanding student-athlete experience. Damon spearheaded a new identity of Flagler Athletics in terms of branding and facility development.  Flagler has won 17 regular season conference titles in that span as well as 26 conference tournament titles.  Seventy-seven teams have advanced to NCAA Division II Tournaments and six teams have won NCAA Division II Southeast Region championships during his tenure.

Damon and his wife Catia have three daughters – Victoria, Abigail, and Elizabeth.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller was a three-sport athlete in high school and played NAIA college basketball, where he served as team captain his senior year. He has coached both men and women in high school and college basketball as well as in track and field. He is the former director of Champions of Character for NAIA and the former Director of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). He is presently the commissioner of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). He has been a been a partner in “Proactive Coaching” since 2008. He speaks about 120-130 days per year which have included high school and colleges through the USA and in four other nations. 

 

Starting as a partner in Comprehensive Athletics Consulting, he has served in both a consultant role as well as managing partner. He has enjoyed watching the firm grow into a respected and desired company in the industry.

 

Miller lives in Liberty, Mo., with his wife Susan. They have a daughter, Kendall, who resides in Wisconsin. 

Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson has been deeply committed to making a significant impact on students and student-athletes. He has used the platform of athletics to teach competitive excellence in academics, athletics, character building and spiritual formation. His career in collegiate athletics has spanned 48 years. He retired from Vanguard University as the athletic director after 21 years in 2016. He coached basketball at the collegiate level for more than 24 years at Phillips University, University of Hawaii at Hilo and Vanguard. He was inducted into the NAIA Men's Basketball Hall of Fame in March of 2007, the Vanguard University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016 and the University of Wyoming Hall of Fame in 2019.

 

As an Academic All-American athlete, Wilson was a starting point guard and helped lead his basketball team to the NCAA National Tournament while at University of Wyoming. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wyoming in biological science and Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in physical education. While at Wyoming, Bob met his wife, Tammy Eckhardt, who is retired from teaching special education for 36 years. They have been married for 52 years and have two daughters, Saundi and Nikki, and five grandchildren. The Wilson’s reside in Irvine, Calif.

 

Bob has served the NAIA in many capacities, including President of the Basketball Coaches Association and Chairman of the NAIA Basketball Tournament. In addition, he was the chair of the National Administrative Council and is the past President of the Athletic Directors Association. Bob also served as the Vice President of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) during his tenure. He is currently a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). 

 

He was named the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year in 2011-12. In addition, he was selected the NAIA Athletics Director of the Year for the west coast by NACDA in 2002 and again in 2012.

 

Wilson served on the NAIA Champions of Character Advisory Committee from 2005 until his retirement and is certified by the NAIA as a Champions of Character Instructor. He spends a great deal of time speaking in the community about changing the culture of sport. As part of Vanguard’s program center, he created the University’s Gold Pride program to personalize and conceptualize the Champions of Character initiative on the VU campus. Through the implementation of this program, he developed the curriculum, provided the instruction, and wrote The Ripple Effect for Character Development and Spiritual Formation for the character class offered to all new Vanguard student-athletes.

Matt Green

Matt Green, currently serving as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations at Flagler College, is in his 15th year overall in athletics administration. Green has worked for four institutions, spanning three different classifications - NAIA, NCAA Division III and NCAA Division II.

Prior to Flagler College, Green spent three years as Director of Athletics at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Before his time at Lincoln Memorial, Green served as the interim director of athletics at Shorter University in Rome, Ga. In 2015, he was one of 12 athletics administrators out of more than 200 applicants selected to participate in the NCAA Pathway Program, an experiential leadership development program for senior athletic administrators aspiring to athletic director roles. Before serving as the interim director of athletics, Green was the senior associate athletics director at Shorter for five years with responsibilities in compliance, sports information and fundraising. During his time at Shorter, Green helped spearhead the department's transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Green earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va., in 2007, where he was a three-year letter winner and two-year team captain as a member of the men's basketball program. In 2006-07, he helped lead Hampden-Sydney to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship while earning ODAC Scholar Athlete of the Year honors. He received his master of education in sports leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009.

He is married to the former Jordan Corder of Hazel Green, Ala., and the couple has two children, Bryson and Beckham.